Trump administration sidelines U.S. offshore drilling plan after court ruling

Trump administration sidelines U.S. offshore drilling plan after court ruling

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration's plans to expand offshore drilling are on hold after a March court ruling blocked drilling in the Arctic and...
How the prospect of oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is dividing North Slope residents

How the prospect of oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is...

KAKTOVIK, Alaska — The sun had yet to rise in the remote Arctic in northeastern Alaska but tourists in search of polar bears were...
U.S. Coast Guard awards contract for first new heavy icebreaker in four decades

U.S. Coast Guard awards contract for first new heavy icebreaker in...

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a contract to VT Halter Marine Inc. to design and construct the first U.S. heavy icebreaker in decades.The...
Arctic warming could cost the global economy nearly $70 trillion dollars, says study

Arctic warming could cost the global economy nearly $70 trillion dollars,...

Warming in the Arctic, it is well-understood, feeds on itself. Warming creates more melt and thaw, which creates more warming, a process known as...
Iceland’s proposed new container port creates controversy

Iceland’s proposed new container port creates controversy

A proposed new deepwater port and shipping hub in northeast Iceland has stirred up controversy.Icelandic Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, who in...
How a new project links community members with scientists to monitor Alaska’s river and lake ice

How a new project links community members with scientists to monitor...

In Alaska, where roads are sparse and where travel over frozen rivers and lakes is common, thin ice can be deadly. So far this...
Thawing permafrost could release a long-lasting greenhouse gas at ‘surprising’ rates, says study

Thawing permafrost could release a long-lasting greenhouse gas at ‘surprising’ rates,...

Nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas that can deplete the ozone, could be a significant emission from thawing permafrost, a new study in Atmospheric...
Canada’s ArcticNet will have its funding renewed

Canada’s ArcticNet will have its funding renewed

ArcticNet has received a five-year funding extension worth nearly $32.5 million.The organization, based at Université Laval in Quebec City, aims to bring together Arctic...
Thawing permafrost is triggering thousands of landslides across the Arctic

Thawing permafrost is triggering thousands of landslides across the Arctic

Early spring temperatures in the town of Deadhorse, on the north coast of Alaska, average minus 17 degrees Celsius. But with global warming affecting...
Smithsonian’s narwhal exhibit will begin traveling around the U.S. in 2020

Smithsonian’s narwhal exhibit will begin traveling around the U.S. in 2020

The narwhal exhibit at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, first unveiled in August 2017, will run until the end of this year — and...